Global Crises and Conflicts

More than 100 million people have been displaced globally, with most being forcibly displaced within their countries, due to armed conflicts, generalized violence, or human rights violations.

According to the United Nations, global conflict, cost-of-living crises, and the number of displaced people are all worsening. Most conflicts are now between domestic groups vs nation states, with the drivers being unresolved regional tensions, rule of law breakdowns, corrupt state institutions, illicit gain schemes, and climate change-induced resource scarcity.

These conflicts are leading to global crises, including severe famine and extreme poverty – which now impact an estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide.

Below are some of our most popular news, articles, and podcasts related to global crises and global conflicts including invasions, civil and international wars, coups, and national protests. Click to see a list of other popular global topics.

Biden Sending Hundreds Of Troops To Somalia And Expanding US Drone Strikes
Listen to experts discussing, in May 2022, Biden’s increased support for Somalia, including sending additional US troops and increasing airstrike effectiveness against the al-Shabaab command. Learn about the US-trained elite unit, Danab, and its role in revamping the Somalian national army. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Why Is Turkey Blocking Sweden And Finland From Joining NATO
Listen to experts discussing, in June 2022, Turkey’s objection to Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO. Learn about Turkey’s foreign policy, grievances, and its position regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Civil War In Ethiopia Sparked By Conflict In The Tigray Region
Listen to experts discussing, in March 2021, the Ethiopian Civil war, its history, its origin in a Tigray regional conflict, and the current escalation. Click here to listen to the podcast.

UN Report: Countries Most Affected By Global Water Crisis
Read the article, from March 2021, about the global water crisis, its current impact on more than 1.4 billion people in 80 countries, and a ranking of the most affected countries. The article includes information about “UNICEF’s Water Security For All initiative.” Click here to read the article.

Crisis In Syria At Major Turning Point
Listen to experts discussing, in July 2021, Syria’s civil war crisis, the trapped population in the Idlib province held by rebels, and Russia’s threat to veto the United Nations’ humanitarian aid. Click here to listen to the podcast.

What’s Next For The US In Afghanistan
Listen to experts discussing, in February 2021, the status of the “forever war” in Afghanistan, the negotiated deal with the Taliban for United States troop withdrawal, and the recent history with US, Afghani, and Taliban forces. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Conflict In Yemen Takes A Dangerous Turn
Listen to experts discussing, in February 2021, the conflict in Yemen, the history of outside intervention, and the creation of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Crisis In The Central African Republic
Listen to experts discussing, in February 2021, the crisis in the Central African Republic and the significant international implications of the multinational conflict. Listen to a history of disputed presidential elections and the long-standing UN Peacekeeping mission, MINUSCA. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Transition To Green Economies Could Fuel Demand For Conflict Minerals
Listen to experts discussing, in May 2021, the transition to green economies, the dependence of green energy on scarce minerals and metals, and the demand-based conflicts that could result in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Click here to listen to the podcast.

World Bank And International Monetary Fund (IMF) Response To Global Economic Crisis
Listen to experts discussing, in April 2021, how the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) responded to the COVID-19-based economic crisis, its effectiveness, and the changing role these institutions could play in global affairs. Click here to listen to the podcast.


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